Foundry & I.O.P. Grade
This variety is extensively used as binder in foundry industry and making palates of the iron ore powder. This product has the tendency to bind sand and other loose materials as the bentonite has good green strength and binding power. The moulds in casting steel in foundry and palates formed in iron and steel plant forms very stable objects (Moulds and Palates).
Bentonite having good thixotropic / suspension properties and low filtrate loss is preferred for dip well drilling in the preparation of drilling fluid. It’s major roles are to seal the bore holes, maintaining bore walls, to remove drill cuttings and to lubricate the cutting head.
Construction & Civil Engineering
In construction field bentonite is used to maintain bore holes for pilling, and lubricate the cutting head, to support and lubricate the diaphragm wall and foundation, in tunneling, horizontal drilling, diversification of water stream etc.